Marzocchi 55 TST2 2008 Forks

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55 TST2

  • 160mm Travel
  • TST 2
  • Air PL
  • One side Coil
  • Alloy Steer Tube
  • 35mm Aluminum Stanchions
  • 6" Post Mount
  • New QR Axle

User Reviews (21)

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akp   Cross Country Rider [Oct 27, 2010]
Strength:

none -

Weakness:

stay away from this fork - tst cartrige was a failure, constantly loses air, takes forever to adjust

send back it to marzocchi to be converted to a regular 55 with spring shock for about $120 - TST system is crap BAD DESIGN - Marzocchi has definitely lost some credibility with me - stick to rock shox and fox!

Similar Products Used: fox 36 float, talus 36, pike uturn
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1
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coty   Downhiller [Aug 20, 2010]
Strength:

Absorbs what the trail put out.

Weakness:

Rebound adjustment came off on first ride. Blew out in the first couple months. Took 6 months to get it back. After I got it back is was in worst shape than I gave it to them.

If you want junk get it. If not buy something else.

Similar Products Used: Fox Float R, Rock Shox
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ERocK   Weekend Warrior [Jul 29, 2010]
Strength:

Performs well when the TST2 is removed.

Weakness:

TST2 is Garbage. Sticky stanchions

I have the exact same problem as many reviewers below me... TST craps out after only 3 months of riding. Travel reduces to only about 3".....The fork works well if you have the TST cartridge removed.

Marzocchi does acknowledge this problem, so I am sending it back for warranty...staying away from any Marzocchi fork with TST technology until I see some improvements.

Similar Products Used: none
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2
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2
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j50005   Downhiller [May 26, 2010]
Strength:

very smooth progressive travel. for it's performance I think it is light.

Weakness:

had to send back to Marzocchi like everyone else because of the travel lockout. they fixed it and made it better. the TST2 probably won't last forever but I never saw any other manufactuor lockout that lasted either.

This is a great all mountain/light freeride fork. use it for that purpose and you will be impressed. I weigh almost 200# and the stock setup was perfect.

Similar Products Used: many.
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5
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5
Zachariah666   Weekend Warrior [Apr 21, 2010]
Strength:

Very strong and plush. Can take big drops no problem (I weigh 200 pounds and never bottomed it out). Lockout works well. Easily adjustable rebound.

Weakness:

Decals scratch off easily. Problem with these forks becoming limited to only about 3 inches of travel, an issue only Marzocchi can fix.

This is a great fork when it works properly. I was on a pretty rocky downhill ride when I realized the travel was maxing out at about 3 inches (half of the normal range). No matter what I tried, it would not budge more than that (made for a rough finish to my ride). I checked online and found out that a LOT of people have had the exact same problem with the 55 TST2 fork, and my LBS had to send it back to Marzocchi. They seem to be aware of whatever causes the problem and said it was an easy fix, but I'm worried it won't be as plush when I finally get it back. Kind of disappointed with Marzocchi's quality, but performance is great.

Similar Products Used: Marzocchi 66, RockShox Pike.
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4
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4
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PURPLE TOM   Downhiller [Mar 29, 2010]
Strength:

super plush(mmmm butter),stiff,light for the amount of travel,great strenght 2 weight ratio,tst lockout feature works great if need 2 climb,adjustments all work great,super sweet fork.

Weakness:

none.

BUY IT!

Similar Products Used: pike,66sl ata,888rc,jr-t,dj-1,dj-3,lyrik,am-1
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5
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5
trek430032   Weekend Warrior [Mar 16, 2010]
Strength:

plush,easy to tune,highly adjustable

Weakness:

so far none to speak of

Im not sure why this fork gets any bad reviews...im 6 feet tall and 200 pounds and have tried to abuse this thing with no luck yet.I did follow the manual specifically when i set it to my weight.I think as far as single crowns go its a sick fork for the money.

Similar Products Used: i used a couple cheap rst forks but of course they dont compare to this one at all.
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5
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5
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crisps   Downhiller [Aug 18, 2009]
Strength:

It's cheap.

Weakness:

It's cheap.

It's an inexpensive fork. This came stock on my bike and honestly, if it weren't on the bike I'd be pretty teed of that I had paid money for it. Started off plush and worked OK for a few months but then travel dropped to less than 3". Had its well-known issue repaired under warranty but now it's a sticky fork and just feels harsh despite cleaning and lubing the stanchions after each ride - giving me no confidence when riding. I would not recommend this fork to anybody unless it was stock with the bike build (and then I'd probably try to sell it before use).

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2
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2
bcass   Weekend Warrior [Jul 24, 2009]
Strength:

simplicity

Weakness:

tst2, lack of ability to upgrade

These felt nice and plush and i loved them for the first few rides but that was all they lasted. They locked out and would not travel more than 3 inches. Have sent them for warranty and returned in good order, they now are leaking oil and are way too soft. Even loading them up with 20psi pre-load which firms them up nicely isn't working as it is blowing off whenever hitting anything of reasonable size. Tst knob is useless for bush rides as keeps spinning to lockout position when brushing against anything which sucks when you're in the zone! Thumbs down in general, will be upgrading very soon.

Similar Products Used: rockshox lyrics, 55R
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2
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decamun   Downhiller [Jun 18, 2009]
Strength:

Very plush. Good lock out. Looks good.

Weakness:

Paint chips, decals you can scratch with your finger nail, bad seals, weak construction, incosistant compression damping, no adjustment range, leaks oil.

Because of this fork, I am dubious about buying from marzocchi. It was origanally a 55 rc, and 6 months into use, the spring side hydrolocked so badly I could only get about an inch of travel. I sent it in to marzocchi, and they kept it there for a month and a half. Then they made me pay 150 dollers to upgrade it to this, which they said would fix the problem. Well it did, except that now the air side has blown seals, and are leaking oil. If you want my advice, stay away from 55's. These are horrible. Unless you are a cross country rider, you're going to want something beefier, and that's before they start breaking. These feel weaker than the pikes. Again, stay away.

Similar Products Used: 66, 888, kowa, domain, pike
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2
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2
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